Widespread moderate to heavy snowfall likely from Jan 24 evening to 25: MeT
Srinagar, Jan 23 (GNS): As Jammu and Kashmir awaits snowfall and rains amid forecast by meteorological department, the minimum temperature fell below freezing point in the valley on Monday, officials said.
A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 3.4°C against last night’s 1.0°C. Today’s minimum temperature, he said, was 1.1°C below normal for the summer capital.
Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of minus 1.0°C against 0.2°C on the previous night and it was 2.9°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.
Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of minus 4.7°C against minus 6.3°C on the previous night and it was 2.8°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Kokernag recorded a low of minus 2.7°C against minus 1.9°C on the previous night and it was 0.9°C above normal for the place, the officials said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 9.6°C against minus 6.8°C on the previous night and it was 1.4°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.
In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at minus 2.9°C against minus 0.5°C on the previous night and it was normal for the north Kashmir area.
Jammu recorded a low of 6.5°C against 7.1°C on the previous night. It was 0.5°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of 2.4°C (above normal by 2.7°C), Batote 2.1°C (below normal by 0.7°C), Katra 6.2°C (0.2°C above normal) and Bhadarwah 2.0°C (3.3°C above normal).
Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded a low of minus 12.6°C and minus 16.6°C respectively, the official said.
Kashmir is under the grip of Chillai-Kalan, the 40-day long harsh winter period that started on December 21. It does not mean an end to the winter either. It is followed by a 20-day-long period called ‘Chillai-Khurd’ that occurs between January 30 and February 19 and a 10-day-long period ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (baby cold) which is from February 20 to March 1.
The MeT department has forecast “isolated” light rain and snow over Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
“Widespread moderate snow/(rain in Jammu) & moderate to heavy snow over middle and higher reaches of J&K very likely from evening of January 24th to 25th,” he said, adding, “On January 26-28th, weather is expected to be partly to generally cloudy with light snow/rain at isolated places.”
From January 29-30th, MeT forecast widespread moderate to heavy rain and snow.
He said that in last 24 hours till 0830 hours Srinagar received 2.6cm of snowfall. Reports said that snowfall was also received from some upper reaches in the Valley. (GNS)
JKBOSE to release subject wise date sheet for classes 10th to 12th
Srinagar, Feb 05: For the examination of class 10th to 12th, Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education is going to release a subject-wise date sheet in the coming days.
The exams for class 10th, 11th and 12th will start from 4 March and the date sheet will be issued 15 days prior to the exams, said Joint Secretary Administration, Aijaz Ahmad Hakak
As the subject-wise date-sheet will be released in this month, he said that the arrangements for the exam are in place.
“The date-sheet is being finalized. The arrangements will also be made,” he said.
To streamline the academic calendar in J&K and Ladakh with the rest of the country, last year the administration of Jammu and Kashmir announced a uniform academic calendar, wherein the annual examination will be held in the month of March- April instead of October-November.
This is the first time the students of Jammu and Kashmir will be taking exams in the month of March-April.
Earlier, the order in this regard had been issued by Principal Secretary to the Government School Education Department, Alok Kumar and follows recommendations of a committee formed for the purpose.
On 30th April last year, the committee for implementation of Uniform Academic Calendar was constituted for both the Divisions of Jammu and Kashmir in sync with the Higher Education Department and the rest of the country.
The committee said that the theory examination in Jammu and Kashmir be conducted from 1st week of March as per the present academic calendar of Jammu Summer Zone (except in difficult areas of Jammu region) and some areas of Kashmir region.
The committee also said that the examination in these difficult areas shall be delayed and held from 2nd week of April as per the calendar proposed when these areas are fully accessible and the delivery of the examination stationary and confidential material is ensured.
“Even though if examination in these difficult areas shall be conducted separately, the result of these examination can he declared simultaneously, as although the ‘difficult’ areas’ constitutes of approx. 30-35% of the area the J&K, the total number of students from these areas is not more than approx. 10-12%,” said the committee.
According to the Uniform Academic Calendar, the students who appear in Class 10th and 11th examinations shall be provisionally admitted in Class 11th and 12th respectively after the board examinations are conducted.
Those students who fail to pass the exam, shall be permitted to continue their studies in Class 11th and 12th till the result of the Biannual/Annual Private examinations are declared. In respect of the candidates who fail to pass in bi-annual examination, provisional admission shall be cancelled. (Rising Kashmir)
JKSSB Various Important Notifications, Check Here
JKSSB Various important notifications
1. Notice regarding Issuance of Admit Cards to the candidates for Computer Based Written Test (CBT) scheduled to be held from 06th to 08th February, 2023, for the posts of Labour Inspector, Labour Officer, Research Assistant, Assistant Law Officer, Junior Librarian, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Motor Vehicle Traffic Assistant, Driver / Driver-II / Tractor Driver, Senior Horticulture Technician, Election Assistant, Patwari / Settlement Patwari, Deputy Inspector Fisheries / Farm Manager & Inspector Fisheries / Farm Manager, of different departments, advertised vide Advertisement Notification Nos 04 of 2020, 05 of 2020, 06 of 2020, 07 of 2020, 01 of 2021, 02 of 2021, 03 of 2021, 04 of 2021 and 05 of 2022, respectively.
2. Cancellation of withheld Recommendation of candidate for the post of Sub-Inspector, Commercial Taxes/State Taxes Department (Finance Department).
3. Notice regarding Submission of Online Preferences and Document Verification of candidates falling under consideration zone for the Posts of Horticulture Technician Grade-IV, Horticulture Department, DistrictCadre, advertised vide Advertisement Notification No. 05 of 2021.
4. Provisional Selection List for the posts under Item No 189 (FMPHW/ANM, Jammu Division), Item No 234 (ANM/Dai, Kashmir Division), Item No 244 (Basic Health Worker, Kashmir Division), Item No 272 (Female MPHW, Jammu), Item No 273 (Female MPHW, Samba), Item No 274 (Female MPHW, Kathua), Item No 275 (Female MPHW, Udhampur), Item No 276 (Female MPHW, Ramban), Item No 277 (Female MPHW, Poonch), Item No 278 (Female MPHW, Srinagar), Item No 279 (Female MPHW, Ganderbal), Item No 280 (Female MPHW, Pulwama), Item No 281 (Female MPHW, Anantnag), Item No 282 (Female MPHW, Kulgam), Item No 283 (Female MPHW, Kupwara), Item No 284 (Female MPHW, Shopian), Item No 285 (Female MPHW, Budgam), Item No 286 (Female MPHW, Baramulla), Item No 321 (MMPHW, Jammu), Item No 322 (FMPHW, Jammu), Item No 345 (FMPHW, Reasi), Item No 346 (MMPHW, Reasi), Item No 373 (FMPHW, Samba), Item No 201 (Speech Therapist, Div. Kashmir), Item No 183 (Receptionist, Div. Jammu), Item No 229 (Receptionist, Div. Kashmir), Item No 162 (Artist, Div. Jammu), Item No 194 (Artist, Div. Kashmir), Item No 163 (Junior Occupational Therapist, Div. Jammu), Item No 196 (Junior Occupational Therapist, Div. Kashmir), Item No 185 (Junior Store Keeper, Div. Jammu), Item No 251 (Extension Educator, Div. Jammu), Item No 252 (Extension Educator, Div. Kashmir), Item No 386 Health Educator, Div. Kashmir), Item No 166 (Junior Physiotherapist, Div. Jammu), Item No 313 (Jr. Dental Tech, Jammu), Item No 332 (Jr. Dental Tech, Udhampur), Item No 341 (Jr. Dental Tech, Reasi), Item No 350 (Jr. Dental Tech, Doda), Item No 360 (Jr. Dental Tech, Ramban), Item No 368 (Jr. Dental Tech, Samba), Item No 376 (Jr. Dental Tech, Rajouri), Item No 383 (Jr. Dental Tech, Poonch), Item No 315, Jr. Opth. Tech., Jammu), Item No 326 (Jr. Opth. Tech., Kathua), Item No 351 (Jr. Opth. Tech., Doda), Item No 355 (Jr. Opth. Tech., Kishtwar), Item No 370 (Jr. Opth. Tech., Samba), Item No 378 (Jr. Opth. Tech., Rajouri), of Health and Medical Education Department, Advertisement no. 02 of 2021 dated 26.03.2021.
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Weatherman predicts snowfall as fresh WD to affect J&K tomorrow
‘Surface, air traffic, power supply likely to get affected’
Srinagar, Jan 28 (KNO): The weatherman here has predicted fresh snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that a fresh Western Disturbance is affecting the Union Territory from tomorrow.
Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Deputy Director Meteorological department (MeT) said that there is a possibility of fresh snowfall in J&K, especially in the higher reaches of the Union Territory.
He said that the main activity would be from January 29 evening or night, adding that the wet weather conditions are expected in J&K parts from tomorrow, which would continue till January 31.
The wet weather is expected till the end of this month, which marks the end of 40-day harshest winter period-Chila-i-Kalan.
Meanwhile, the MeT has issued yellow warning for J&K on January 30
The MeT said that widespread moderate snow or Rain is expected in Jammu with heavy snowfall in Pirpanjal, South Kashmir, Doda-Kistawar and other areas.
On Jan 31, there is a possibility of light to moderate snowfall at scattered places.
It further added that the fresh snow spell may cause snow avalanches in avalanche prone areas during the above period.
It may also affect surface and Air transportation on January 30, adding that the power supply would also get affected.
The MeT advised people not to venture out in avalanche prone areas, unless emergency and also appealed intending passengers to travel after confirmation of road status from concerned Traffic Police.
Moreover, the traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway remained affected for 34 minutes today due to shooting stones at Mehar Passi.
The officials said that the highway was open for vehicular movement and was closed for only 34 minutes due to shooting stones at Mehar Passi.
However, the Mughal Road and Srinagar-Jammu highway continued to remain closed for the vehicular movement since the first week of this month—(KNO)